Sweden brings back books, handwriting to schools

By Charlene Pele
Updated September 11 2023 - 11:45am, first published 11:41am
A boy practices handwriting at the Djurgardsskolan elementary school in Stockholm. (AP)
A boy practices handwriting at the Djurgardsskolan elementary school in Stockholm. (AP)

As young children went back to school across Sweden last month, many of their teachers were putting a new emphasis on printed books, quiet reading time and handwriting practice and devoting less time to tablets, independent online research and keyboarding skills.

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